What is the study about?
The aim of this study is to be understand the experience of sleepwalking and the factors that may be associated with sleepwalking.

Who is carrying out the study?
The study is being conducted by Dr Helen Stallman, Dr Mark Kohler, and Dr Phil Kavanagh from the University of South Australia.

What does the study involve?
Your participation in this study involves completing an online questionnaire that asks you a range of questions about being a sleepwalker and your life in general. The questions cover a range of topics about sleepwalking, sleep, stress, cognitive functioning, and personality.

At the end of the study, you will be given the option of providing your contact details if you are available to discuss your answers with us in more depth in an interview or able to participate in additional sleepwalking research.

How much time will the study take?
The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete.

Can I withdraw from the study?
Participation in this study is voluntary: you are not obliged to participate and - if you do participate - you can withdraw at any time without prejudice or penalty.

Will anyone else know the results?
All aspects of the study, including individual results, will be strictly confidential and only the researchers will have access to information on participants, unless required by law.

If you provided your contact details, this will be deleted on completion of the study.

Research data is stored on a secure university network drives. However the researcher cannot guarantee the confidentiality or anonymity of material transferred by the internet. A report of the study may be submitted for publication that will report group data–individual participants will not be identifiable in such a report.

Will the study benefit me?
The study will not benefit you directly. However the results will be used to improve the scientific understanding of sleepwalking and be used to develop interventions to treat sleepwalking.

How do I consent to be part of this project?
By selecting the "Agree" button below.
What if I require further information?
If you would like to know more at any stage or would like a copy of the results, please feel free to contact Dr Helen Stallman (helen.stallman@unisa.edu.au)

What if I have a complaint or concerns?
This project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee, Tel: +61 8 8302 3118; Email: vicki.allen@unisa.edu.au.

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I acknowledge that by selecting AGREE that I confirm the following:
  • I have read the Participant Information Sheet and the nature and purpose of the research project has been explained to me. I understand and agree to take part.
  • I understand the purpose of the research project and my involvement in it.
  • I understand that I may withdraw from the research project at any stage and that this will not affect my status now or in the future.
  • I understand that while information gained during the study may be published, I will not be identified and my personal results will remain confidential, unless required by law.